Today is the last day of the MAC Friends and Family sale - 25% off everything, online only, with the exception of the Viva Glam products.
Offer code is SAVE25 with free shipping of orders of $60 or more.
Not surprisingly, I went a little crazy with this sale, despite the fact that I definitely do NOT need any more of this stuff. But I can't resist a good sale!!! Ah well...
This info is a little late, but if you were thinking about getting some stuff, here are some suggestions below. These are some of my favorite neutral shades that should go with anyone's coloring.
Audrey's MAC Picks
These were actually the first MAC eyeshadows I bought and I often see these on other people's "must have" lists. I typically wear Shroom & Satin Taupe together and Ricepaper & Woodwinked together but you can always mix them up. And if you want it more dramatic or more of an evening look, I'd add some Carbon in the outer corner. You could also use Carbon with a liner brush to line your eyes instead of eyeliner.
I also prefer buying pans vs pots - pots on the left, pans on the right.
Then I would just buy a palette to store the pans and I find that easier to manage and tote around. Plus it's more economical. A pot eyeshadow is $14.50 and a pan eyeshadow is $11. A x4 palette is $3.50, so a pot eyeshadow is the same price of a pan e/s + the x4 palette and you'd still have room for three more pan eyeshadows. If you think you'll be collecting more, there's also a x15 palette.
Bare slimshine lipstick
Love Nectar lustreglass (like a lip gloss)
I'd also recommend the Viva Glam V lipstick but that is not included in the sale, but still worth checking out.
These are my two favorite eyeshadow brushes.
The MAC 239 brush is a flat shader brush and is really great for packing on color on the lids. Because it's thin, you can also use the edge to line your eyes with shadow.
The 217 is more of a fluffy brush and is good for putting color in the crease or the corner and just blending out the color for a softer look. You can use it with either creams or powders so I have one just for eyeshadows and one that I use to blend out my concealer.
OK, those are my main recommendations for now... do you guys have your own favorites? Please share!